BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Project Lead I in Columbia, South Carolina

Project Lead I

Position Summary

  • Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project-oriented work efforts.

  • Responsible for a lesser number of work efforts simultaneously and work efforts consisting of a smaller size, low complexity and minimum system and customer impacts.

  • Adheres to project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budgeted hours, adhere to high quality standards and meet ISSM expectations.

  • Monitors project plans, assignments and work efforts on a daily basis.

  • Ensures resource needs are assigned appropriately and escalates functional, quality and timeline issues.

  • Tracks key project milestones and adjusts project plans to meet the needs of work effort.

  • Responsible for leading the project from inception to final business acceptance and implementation.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in any major, OR

  • Four years of job-related work experience, OR

  • Two years of job-related experience, plus an associate degree in any major.

Required Work Experience

  • Three years of I/T experience in a leadership capacity on one or more project teams.

  • Completion of the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Training Program for Project Management can substitute for one year of work experience.


  • One year working on a CMS contract.

  • One year of experience with Medicare Part D Coverage Gap Discount Program.

  • Two years of technical and process-oriented auditing experience.

  • Experience with financial applications and electronic payments.

  • Demonstrated experience with CMS' Expedited Life Cycle (XLC) framework.


Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communications (oral and written) skills with assertive, yet customer-focused, style.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a team or project environment.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and conflict management/resolution skills.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Understanding of project management principles and methodologies, information systems, business processes and the key drivers and measures of success for the business unit and the organization.

  • Demonstrated competency in management of resources to meet goals and multiple projects.

  • Basic ability to lead one or more multidiscipline, high-performance work teams throughout project life cycle.

  • Ability to negotiate terms and scope of work documents.

  • Ability to prepare and present formal presentations.

  • Ability to manage all phases of work effort from inception to completion.

  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management tools.

Work City Columbia

Work State SC

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other legally protected status.